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Everything posted by Neech

  1. Wow that seems like overkill. Nowhere near as bad as the Anderson hit. But it's NHL player safety so it's not supposed to make sense.
  2. They'd probably be helping our tank at this point! Right now we have perhaps the best stretch of regular season Habs goaltending since Carey Price six years ago.
  3. More points in the standings stolen by our goaltenders.
  4. Hopefully we'll start underperforming the analytics to compensate. Finishing 10th last wouldn't be ideal.
  5. I have hopes for at least a couple of our prospect forwards becoming top-6ers, especially Beck and Mesar. Kidney, Roy, and Farrell also look promising. Allen seems like a decent option in goal for the mid term future. We'll start to lose more and wind up with a good pick. We just have to hope for more high-scoring regulation losses, a productive deadline, and to continue to patiently play the long game.
  6. Slaf, Cole, and Suzy make me so happy when they score. We've got a likeable future core! (if they produce)
  7. Monty getting us another point that we don't need. Great to see Dach thriving on the top line. 3.5M for a first line winger for four years is a steal if he sticks up there.
  8. He could definitely use a month or two in the minors, if not a whole year. His game is so raw, we'll have to wait a few years to see if we made a good choice at #1.
  9. I thought it was unprotected. Capfriendly doesn't show any protections.
  10. Everyone agrees that we'll be out of the playoffs by season's end and it's vital for our future that we draft a stud. We'd all love for it to be Bedard but that's unlikely even if we were as bad as last year. There's also the weird fact that we've been better at snagging talent late in the lottery than in the top 3 - Guhle, Cole, and Sergachev look like surer bets than KK and Slaf at this point. It looks like this is a loaded draft with maybe 4-5 blue chippers at the top, so even if we don't get Bedard I'd be happy with one of those stud forwards.
  11. To Van: Gallagher 2nd rounder To MTL: Myers The Canucks get the better player, a hard-working hometown boy who can hopefully galvanize their listless lineup. They get rid of Myers, a useless plug. We get out of the end of Gally's albatross contract, and pay a decent pick for the privilege.
  12. Good night for June 2023. We lose, Florida loses, Chicago, Seattle and Arizona win.
  13. It's much better to finish the season with 70 points than 80. Berkshire postgame brought up a good point: the linesman should have retrieved the broken stick that ruined Dadonov's breakaway and Gallagher ended up getting hurt on. Irresponsible officiating.
  14. I've come to have a soft spot even for the hideous barber pole jerseys.
  15. Josh Brown had a bad game. In addition to being slagged off by Slaf and Xhekaj, he got dangled out of his skates by Caufield.
  16. Only three Habs assists on 6 goals. If we're juicing stats for the trade deadline we'll have to do better than that!
  17. Slaf just gave the best on ice interview with Marc Denis (not a high bar to clear because those are normally cringey as hell). What a beaut - literally, though, he looks like a model. Harris and Guhle are both looking like seasoned vets. Suzuki and Caufield are future ppg studs. Xhekaj just sent a message to all the heavyweights in the league by dummying Kassian. We've got ourselves a future core, folks!
  18. What a fun game. I want all our wins to be blowouts at home. Slaf is on the board so I can sleep easy. Suzy just went full Datsyuk. We have some young studs in the stable boys!
  19. Drouin's deal is expiring at least, so we could likely dump him at the deadline. Hoffman was a panic signing, but at least he'll be off the books after next season and won't get in the way of our rebuild too much.
  20. At least we're giving the home crowd some fun games. Great to see our future core put up points. Now we just need Slaf to get on the board!
  21. I hope this isn't the game we get shellacked. Or if we do we at least put up 2 or 3 goals.
  22. Well we lost our trucker fans with this signing.
  23. Juraj was a boom or bust pick. We can all see the tantalizing skillset and physical package, but he's also clearly very raw and is lacking a bit in hockey sense. Thank god we finally have a modern coaching staff and developmental system in place - if he doesn't pan out, I don't think it will be because of organizational malpractice. I think we'll send him to Laval if that's what's best for his development, and my prediction is that he'll spend at least a couple months there if not most of the season. We won't know for sure what type of player we drafted until a few years down the road, but my hope is that he's a stud power forward scoring 30+ while dominating 5v5!
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